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29 September 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge - 29th September - DT Card

Morning all, sorry not been around much this week, but I have come down with a cold and have been so busy, I've just not had the time to craft.  I am hoping I shift my cold by Saturday as it's my Sister's wedding and I am doing a reading in church, so I really need to get rid of my snottyness and today I am off work as have top to toe aches and pains!!  I do hope though that this gorgeous weather we are having stays with us until then.

 It's time for another challenge at Willow Sketchie.  We had loads of fabulous entries last week and would like to thank those of you who played along and we hope you will join us again this week too.

This week it's the turn of the lovely Kelly to host the challenge and here's her fabby sketch:


We would also like to see you make an easel or a tent card.
                               
So here's my take on it, I chose an easel:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Walter & Winnie Christmas CD
Kanban Embossed Swiss Dots Card
PM Gems
Kanban Shiny Ribbon

And another fabulous prize Sharon is giving away this week - Walter & Winnie stamps.



All the design team have used the all new Walter and Winnie Does Christmas CD and Sharon has added an extra 650+ printable elements to it.  All this for just £14.99 with free postage and packing.  You can pre-order the CD HERE!


The CD will be in stock from Wednesday 12th October 2011.

More exciting news too Sharon will be appearing on Create & Craft on 17th October 2011!


We look forward to seeing you join in with us this week and remember you don't have to use a Willow Designs image to enter, although it would be lovely if you did.

 Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

One Stop Craft 150 Easel Cards
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas 39 For A Child
Make It Monday
Creative Card Crew Easel Cards
Simon Says Anything Goes
  The Pixie Cottage 89 Pop It Up

Thanks for stopping by today - hope you have a fabulous day!

   

26 September 2011

Willow Sketchie Midway Reminder


Hello crafty peeps - just a midway reminder that there is still time to join in with this week's challenge and be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize.

All you have to do is 2 things:

1) Enter the challenge
2) Post on your sidebar the picture below (with a link to the challenge) and spread the word.

It''s as easy as that!

We hope you will join in with us this week and remember you don't have to use a Willow Designs image to enter, although it would be lovely if you did.

Claire x


25 September 2011

Christmas Club - Chris' Challenge

Evening all - have had a busy weekend and I finally finished my Sister's wedding stationery for the big day next Saturday and got into the craft room this afternoon for some catch up time.

I would like to say a BIG hello and welcome to my new followers - thank you for choosing to follow me and I hope you like what you see.

Well it's time to showcase my card for The Christmas Club.  It was Chris' turn to host this fortnight and she chose "Anything Goes" and how happy was I as I already had some cards made that I haven't yet shown.


Card Ingredients:

Daisy & Dandelion Percy & Penelope Christmas Kit
PM Gems

Nice and easy LOL!

I am entering this card into the following challenge:-

Papertake Weekly Creature Comforts
  
Thanks for popping in.  Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 74 - DT Card

Hello, another scheduled post.  It's Sunday which means it's time for a new challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  This week it's Christy's turn to host the challenge and she has provided the team with this great sketch:


And here is my take on it.


Card Ingredients:

Sugar Nellie Image - Unknown
Promarkers
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Dovecraft Back to Basics Papers
Nestie
PM Gems
Kanban Ribbon
Stickles

This week we are sponsored by Kut 4 U.


Kut 4 U

And one lucky winner will receive these 2 mini albums and 5 sets of shapes.


Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the team's fabulous creations.  I do hope you will play along this week, we would love to see you.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Ooh La La Punches / Dies
Crafty Creations 136 Fabulous Fairies
Simon Says Stamp Dies to Die For
Southern Girls 28 Anything Goes
  Stampin' For The Weekend 17 What A Cutie

Thanks for stopping by today.

22 September 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge - 22nd September

Hello there, this is a scheduled post, so I hope it finds you well.

 It's Thursday which means only one thing, time for another challenge at Willow Sketchie.  This week it's the turn of the lovely Hazel to host the challenge and here's her fabby sketch:
                                  
So here's my take on it:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Walter & Winnie Christmas CD
Kanban Mirri Card
PM Gems
Trimcraft Cardstock

So onto this week and WOW what a fabulous prize Sharon is giving away.

To be in with a chance of winning the prize all you have to do is 2 things:

1) Enter the challenge
2) Post on your sidebar the picture below (with a link to the challenge) and spread the word.

It''s as easy as that!

All the design team have had a chance to play with the all new Walter and Winnie Does Christmas CD and Sharon has added an extra 650+ printable elements to it.  All this for just £14.99 with free postage and packing.  You can pre-order the CD HERE!


The CD will be in stock from Wednesday 12th October 2011.

We hope you will join in with us this week and remember you don't have to use a Willow Designs image to enter, although it would be lovely if you did.

 Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash No Colouring Allowed
Make It Monday
Anything Goes 50 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.

   

20 September 2011

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge 27 - DT Card

Hello everyone, this is a scheduled post so I hope it finds you well.

  It's Tuesday which means it's time for a new challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and it's the lovely Deb's turn to host this fortnight and the challenge is:

"ONE FOR THE BOYS"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Papermania Capsule Blueberry Pie Papers
Magnolia Dangling Sea Edwin
Promarkers
Card Candy
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Anita's Peel Off Greeting

This week's sponsor is:


Thanks to everyone who entered our Birthday blog hop and those of you who entered my candy.

The lucky winner of my candy chosen by Random.org is:

No. 11 Lindyloo

Congratulations hun, please contact me using the email link on my sidebar with your address details and I will arrange to get your candy to you a s a p.

I do hope you will join in with our challenge this fortnight.  Don't forget to enter you need to use a stamp that is more than 6 months old and NO digi's allowed.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft Shop 23 Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday 182 Anything Goes

18 September 2011

A CAS Christmas

Evening everyone .... hope you are all well?  Apologies for the lack of posts recently, have just had no time to craft and I am just sooooo tired lately.  I was out in Lichfield last night with my Sister and her friends for her hen night .... only 2 weeks to go until her wedding!  We went to Ego and had a fab evening.

So today I managed to make a couple of cards and here's one of them:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Christmas Baubles
Brilliance Pearlescent Inks 
Waterbrush
PM Gems
Anita's Peel Offs

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion 75 Use The "F" Word (Flourish)
  Creatalicious 26 Anything Goes
  Lili of the Valley 112 Red, Green & White
  Totally Papercrafts 84 CAS
  Alphabet Q for Quick & Simple
  Secret Crafter 152 One Layer Card
Less Is More 33 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.

   

15 September 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge - 15th September

Good morning everyone, this is a scheduled post, so I hope it finds you well.

 It's Thursday which means only one thing, time for another challenge at Willow Sketchie.  This week it's the turn of the lovely Anne-Marie to host the challenge and here's her fabby sketch:


This week all the DT used the "All I Want For Christmas" digi image which is available at the Willow Designs shop here

So here's my take on it:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs All I Want For Christmas Digi Stamp
DCWV Cardstock
K & C Christmas Papers
PM Gems
Promarkers

We hope you will join in with us this week and remember you don't have to use a Willow Designs image to enter, although it would be lovely if you did.

 Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

One lucky winner will receive this fabulous prize:


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Prairie Fairy 61 Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails (Anything For A Man)
Make It Monday 54
Digi Tuesday 128 Celebrate The Season
Papertake Weekly Things With Wings

And before I go I have some news to share with you, our next challenge on 22nd September will have a BUMPER prize on offer and we want you to spread the word.

To be in with a chance of winning this AMAZING prize you will need to join in with the challenge on this date, so what are you waiting for?  Become a follower today!

Thanks for stopping by.

   

11 September 2011

Christmas Club - Margaret's Challenge

Afternoon everyone and thank you to all of you who posted your congratulations from my earlier post!

It was Margaret's turn to choose a theme for last forthnight's Christmas Club challenge and she chose "All White With Glitter" - now I am not one for white on white cards, I actually struggle with them, so I have done my very best with the following card.


Card Ingredients:

Kanban Pearlescent Card
Kanban Swiss Dots Embossed Card
Nesties
PM Pearls
Creata Rub Ons

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Delightful Bling It 
Charisma Cardz 36 Inspired By A Song "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"
  Secret Crafter Inspired By A Song (same as above)

Before I go I would like to welcome my new followers and thank you for joining me - I hope you like what you see.

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 72 - DT Card

Good Morning, it was my first week back at work and I have to say going full time, I am absolutely shattered!  However I do get Friday afternoons off and I made the most of it this week to book the date for my wedding!  That's right I have finally got a date woo hoo - Saturday 12 May 2012!  I am so excited, it will be mine and Mark's second time, but after a 4 year long engagement and 7 years together, we both felt it was time to tie the knot.

Anyway it's time for a new challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  This week it's the lovely Donna's turn to host the challenge and she has provided the team with this fabulous sketch:


And here is my take on it.


Card Ingredients:

Sugar Nellie Image - Unknown
Promarkers
Card Candy
Trimcraft Cardstock
K & C Hopscotch Papers
Pink Gem Greeting Stamp Using Stampin Up Old Olive Ink

This week we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps.


Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the team's fabulous creations.  I do hope you will play along this week, we would love to see you.

Thanks for popping in.

8 September 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge - 8th September

Morning everyone, this is a scheduled post, so hopefully Mr Blogger is playing nicely!

 It's time for another challenge at Willow Sketchie.  This week it's the turn of the lovely Clairebears to host the challenge and here's her fabby sketch:


This week all the DT used the "Keep Me Warm" digi image which is available at the Willow Designs shop here

So here's my take on it:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Keep Me Warm Digi Stamp
Papers from Stash
Promarkers
Sakura Glitter Pen
Kanban Mirri Card
Pearlescent Card Embossed with Sizzix Texture Boutique Dots Folder
PM Gems

Thank you to everyone who played along last week, we hope you will join in with us again this week and remember you don't have to use a Willow Designs image to enter, although it would be lovely if you did.

 Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Alphabet P is for Pretty Pastels
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas 36 No Sentiment
Sassy Christmas 6 September Non Traditional Colours
  Just Tracy's September Things With Wings
  Christmas Crafting 3 Christmas Sparkle
  Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Lots of Layers

   

7 September 2011

All In Green!

My Daughter Meg's started her new Secondary School yesterday, so I thought I would pop on a couple of pics as I didn't get chance last night.  

Can't believe how grown up she looks.

She came home yesterday absolutely full of it, telling me all about her day and how much she loved it - let's hope it lasts and the novelty doesn't wear off! LOL.



6 September 2011

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge 27 - DT Card, 1st Birthday & Blog Hop

Hello everyone, this is a scheduled post so I hope it finds you well, as I am back at work today!

  It's time for a new challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and it's Francesca's turn to host this fortnight and the challenge is

"CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER"

This challenge is a special one as it is our 1ST BIRTHDAY - we've been going a whole year, so to celebrate we are having a blog hop.  You need to start at the challenge blog and work your way through all of the DT commenting on each blog and collecting a letter from each one, which will spell out a word, once you have collected them all, you will need to email Francesca at anoldiebutagoodiechallenge@gmail.com with your answer.

You should have arrived here from Sara's Blog and the letter you need from me is "R"

Here's my card:


Card Ingredients:

Papermania Capsule Collection Papers
Glitter Card from Stash
Penny Black Gift of Giving Stamp
Cardstock Embossed Using Sizzix Texture Plate
Promarkers
MS Snowflakes
PM Gems
Ices Stickles

We have some fabulous sponsors and prizes to be won.

 Winner's choice of three stamps


 5 images and a paper pack

The Angel Company
2 stamps

The next stop on your hop is the lovely Debs.

But before you go, I have a Birthday candy to give away, all you need to do to win my candy is leave me a comment and add your name via Mr Linky and I will pick a winner using Random.org on Monday 19th September.


So what are you waiting for, hop on over to the challenge blog and start hopping.

Good luck!

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Penny Black @ Allsorts September Get Ahead for Christmas

Happy Birthday Matt!

Good Morning!

I would like to wish my Son Matt a very Happy 17th Birthday today!  Can't believe where those years have gone to be honest.  

Here's the card I made for him.


Card Ingredients:

Mo Manning Paul Texting Digi Stamp
MME Hattie Papers
Promarkers
Trimcraft Cardstock
Card Candy
Anita's Peel Off Greeting


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts 119 Green & Blue

5 September 2011

Roses Are Red

Hello, this is my third and final post for today.

This is another one of my cards I made over the weekend which I am entering into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations 134 Dies & Punches - Use 3 or more
Paperplay 35 Make Your Own Flowers
  Moving Along With The Times 114 Make Your Own Flowers


Card Ingredients:

 Image Unknown
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
 Vintage Papers
 Promarkers
 PM Gems
 Nesties & Scallop Punch
 Flowers Cut by Hand
Rub On Greeting from Stash
 Sakura Glitter Pen

 Thanks for popping in, have a lovely evening.

A Floral Delight

Afternoon all, back with my second post for today.  I really wish the weather would make it's mind up today - one minute glorious sunshine, the next it's absolutely pouring down!  I gave up with my washing, took it off the line so many times that it's now in the tumble drier LOL!

So my next card is for the following challenges:

My Time To Craft 155 In Full Bloom 
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
  Craft Your Passion 74 Anything Goes With A Twist of Flowers
  Hooked on Craft 7 Spring Has Sprung


Card Ingredients:

Penny Black Image given to me by my blogging friend Keryn
Promarkers
Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender Ink
Trimcraft Cardstock
PM Pearls
Rub-on Greeting from Stash
American Crafts Ribbon

Thanks for calling by.

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